Your long-awaited, well-deserved vacation has finally started. You’ve arrived at your destination, feeling relaxed and in a great mood. You start unpacking your bags while already planning your outfit and accessories for the night, but something unexpected happens.
When you open your jewelry boxes, it’s like a scene from a horror movie. Entangled necklaces. Mismatched earrings. Bracelets with missing or broken fastenings. You thought you knew how to pack for vacation, but perhaps you didn’t pay too much attention to your jewelry.
Does any of this sound familiar to you? If you take care when packing clothes and shoes, then why should you not do the same with your favorite jewelry?
Packing your golds safely and neatly is actually a cinch, and we’re about to show you how you can become a pro — and avoid bad surprises at your arrival. The best bit? You don’t need to buy any actual jewelry boxes to ensure your precious items are stored nicely, but can simply use cheap everyday objects.
Earrings in Tiny Tins
Let’s begin with your earrings. First of all, make sure they’re all matching and not missing any fastenings. Then, pick a small tin, such as one that used to contain mints or candy, or a pill organizer.
Place your earrings nicely inside the tin, and if you want you can try adding a couple of small cotton balls to provide more cushioning.
This works especially well with small stud earrings, but you can follow the same trick for larger pendants — just make sure you get a bigger box or tin.
Necklace in a Straw
No, it’s not the name of a new, hipster cocktail: it’s the simplest (yet most genius) way to prevent your chains from getting all tangled up.
Grab a plastic straw, and thread your necklace through it. Then, fasten it to secure any charms or pendants. Do this for each necklace that you’re planning to bring on your trip, and then place all the straws in a clear, plastic ziplock bag.
And hey, presto! No more necklace drama when you arrive at your holiday destination.
Bracelets and Toilet Rolls (Yes, Seriously)
OK, this might sound a bit weird, but we promise it works wonders. The next time you finish a toilet roll, don’t chuck it in the trash. Keep it and use it to store your bracelets. How? Just wrap each bracelet around the roll, fasten it, and you’re done.
If you are thinking of bringing bangles with you, then a carabiner will be perfect: simply thread your bracelets through it and then clip it close. Pop it in a ziplock bag or pouch, and you’re all set.
Rings Where They Belong
Of course, we mean ring boxes. You must have an old ring box lying around the house, right? Great, grab it and make sure it still has the foamy, cushiony pad inside.
With a pair of sharp scissors, make a few straight cuts inside the pad. The number of cuts will vary depending on how many rings you want to bring with you.
Once you’re done, gently push each ring in its slot, close the box, and place it in a zipped make-up bag or pouch. Easy-peasy, huh?
The Best Tricks on How to Pack for Vacation
Now that you know the best (and cheapest!) tips on how to pack for vacation, you can finally store and carry your favorite jewelry safely, and wear it as soon as you arrive.
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